Nuclear Against Racism
Learn more about our mission, goals, and key facts about inequity in the nuclear industry and beyond.
GOALS OF THIS INITIATIVE
• Commitment from organizations in the industry to actively incorporate antiracism education and learning about the history and impact of racism and other forms of systemic inequity.
• Sharing of events, resources, and other industry learning opportunities with the broader group.
• Sharing of the successful and unsuccessful practices with each other to help everyone evolve and enhance their current diversity, equity & inclusion strategies.
• Amplify and share the voices and experiences of BIPOC within our industry.
• Showcase the diversity within our industry, and what organizations and individuals are doing to promote diversity and antiracist action.
• As a group, develop specific targets around diversification industry wide (i.e. equal by 30).
For the Nuclear Industry
• Black and Indigenous people account for less than 3% of nuclear engineers in the North America. 
• In Canada today, women make up less than a quarter of those employed in STEM careers and less than 20% of the nuclear sector’s workforce. This represents a large untapped resource. 
• While Indigenous peoples make up 4.9 per cent of the population in Canada, Indigenous students only account for 0.5 per cent of total undergraduate enrolment in engineering programs and 0.5 per cent of undergraduate degrees awarded. 
• Black people in Toronto are up to 20 times more likely to be shot dead by police than white people. 
• The data shows that black youth are keen to achieve a higher education. Nearly 94 per cent of black young people aged 15 to 25 surveyed in 2015 said they would like to complete a university degree, but only 59.9% thought it was possible. 
• Hate crimes targeting Indigenous peoples in Canada increased by 17% between 2016 and 2018. 
• Indigenous women were 12 times more likely to go missing or be murdered than any other demographic group in Canada. 
Each element represents a difference piece of the human experience.
Addressing only one or two of these creates shortcomings and barriers which prevents someone from gaining the full human experience - a sense of belonging.
It is important that we as an industry ensure that all three elements (equity, inclusion, and diversity) are focused on when formulating our goals.
Let's make sure we are looking at the big picture.